Originally Posted by spiff
Japan had professionalism, teams and living tradition of animation and manga, essential for a polished product. If you look at the credits for arcade games from around the same time they read like a modern development team with several dedicated programmers and artists. Could they have developed games that would have pushed the amiga? Looking at the x68000 I'd say without a doubt...
Well, the best RPG ever are made in the USA or in Europe (Gothic rulez!!!). Sometimes Japanese people have great ideas but the final product lacks of good taste.Take Final Fantasy series: good movies, stunning music, but stupid and childish stories, and the characters are just kids dressed as fools.
I like many Japanese products, like anime, manga, Jhorror movies and videogames, but as more I know more about Japanese culture, more I understand their limits in design and story-telling.